Public Memorial For GWAR Front Man Announced

GWAR lead singer Dave "Oderus Urungus" Brockie passed away on Sunday. The band's manager, Jack Flanagan, has issued a statement that reveals a public memorial for Brockie will be held on Friday, August 15 at Hadad's Lake in Richmond, VA.

The memorial will take place one day before this year's GWAR-B-Q, which will still go on as planned. It is unclear if the remaining members of GWAR will perform at either the GWAR-B-Q or the memorial. Here's the full statement from Flanagan:

On behalf of Dave Brockie‘s family, Slave Pit Inc. and GWAR, we would like to thank all the loyal fans worldwide for the outpouring of love and support shown to us over the past few days. Knowing that we have such amazing family, friends and fans is truly helping us all get through this tough time.

We are awaiting a toxicology report from the medical examiners office to confirm the cause of death. The medical examiners office has informed us that the results can take one to three months to be processed. Standard protocol exists that a toxicology procedure be performed.

We have made funeral arrangements and a private memorial has been scheduled for close friends and family.

As Dave and Oderus would have wanted, this year’s GWAR-B-Q scheduled for August 16th at Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA) will still take place as planned. We have scheduled the Dave Brockie public memorial to take place the day prior to the GWAR-B- Q, Friday August 15th, also at Hadad’s Lake.

The lineup for this year's GWAR-B-Q has not been announced yet.

[via The PRP / Hat Tip - Consequence of Sound]

[Published on: 3/26/14]

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